Saturday, June 18, 2016

Jo Cox Murder Suspect Tells Court 'My Name Is Death To Traitors, Freedom For Britain'

The man accused of murdering MP Jo Cox appeared in court this morning. When asked of his name, he told the court "my name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain".

Mrs Cox, 41, was attacked in the street outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds, at lunchtime on Thursday.

Tommy Mair appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with her murder.

He appeared in the dock behind reinforced glass and flanked by two security guards when he spoke only when asked to confirm his name.

When he was asked the question again, he repeated a second time: "My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain".

He said nothing when asked his address and date of birth.

Mair's lawyer Keith Allen later confirmed the defendant's name to the court.

The hearing lasted around 15 minutes and Mair was remanded in custody to appear again at a later date.